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setting a great example for the young. you can see gretchen carlson here to help us out for the word. >> kentucky. >> there you g. the site of tonight's debate. way to go gretchen. >> i was thinking of the mint tulips. >> that is a derby thing. >> gretchen, thanks a lot. have a great show. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: once i had a mint tulip i thought it was minty. it is julippy. i am gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing your time with us. the battle of the running mates. the site of the debate tonight. joe biden versus paul ryan. >> steve: stunning revelations on libya. the real struggle was not with
the terrorist, but with their own country. >> for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> steve: shocking blunders that led to the top. we'll detail that straight away. >> brian: less than four hours. singing like sinatra. ♪ when irish eyes are smiling. ♪ sure they'll steal your heart. >> brian: well done. that's how he celebrates columbus week. america really does have talent. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: when you said sinstra, i thought it would be my way. >> brian: i apology. i should have referenced the
clampsey brothers. >> gretchen: what was he doing? >> brian: the chairman joint chiefs of staff. vice-presidential debate is tonight in kentucky. >> gretchen: and they are setting it up right now. we'll get to that in a moment. moments ago, we learned that the chief of security in yemen shot dead. casim hacani shot dead on the way to work. he had been working for the u.s. embassy for 20 years. that's the only information that we have at this time. we'll keep you updated as we learn more. in the meantime all eyes will be on kentucky tonight. joe biden and paul ryan, facing off in kentucky. good morning, steve. >> you are right.
the vice-presidential cand dates will square off here in the campus of the college in danville, kentucky. paul ryan arrived yesterday afternoon and joe biden will be showing up at noon today. we have sound to share from president obama and paul ryan and he's been in nationally televised before. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. this is my first time. and what he can't run from is president obama's record. they are offering the same. >> joe needs to be joe. congressman ryan is smart and effective speaker but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> steve: we have seen a lot of polls on republican mitt
romney and we will like to show you this. joe biden has more unfavorable than favorables. paul ryan plus 16 and that may due to the fact. can do record still being introduced in the country. he will get a chance to get better acquainted with folks who don't know him better tonight. >> gretchen: thank you so much. we'll talk to you soon. >> brian: i believe that this would be the most consequential debate. because of how poorly the president did. every 10 people that you talk tompt 7 out of 10 said that the president got crushed. momentum is firmly in the romney camp and now 42 year old paul ryan against 69 year old joe biden and a guy who
has been studying fervantly has to take on the whiz kid from congress. is he capable of stopping the bleeding. >> steve: the moderator will be martha ratz. she's the moderator and she is a long-time correspondant for abc news. she is the moderator of the vp debate. guess what was in attendance of her wedding in 1991 when she married a harvard lawyer. you know who went to er wedding? barack obama and mr. obama, her then husband and -- they are now divorced. >> brian: paul ryan said it doesn't matter. >> gretchen: they knew it and selected the people on hand. i think the bigger issue tonight, how much of a full attack mode will joe biden be in?
he has that charm element and you have to wonder how much of a fighting dog he will be . how ryan will keep the momentum going for romney? it is surprising to see how the polls have shifted. >> brian: it shows you people haven't made up their mind. the president speaking on abc and tom joiner and saying for the first time, i wasn't too good the first time around. and the reason i was too polite. >> steve: that is a surprise. >> gretchen: that's excuse number 10 now as what the reasoning was. here's more about what the president said about consistency. he said i am consistent and critics say he's just the opposite. >> one thing that i think people, republicans as well as the democrats can say there is consistency with me from the
time i started running for president until today and there will be consistency all the way through the next four years of my presidency. and people will know where i stand and what i believe and what i am fighting for? >> brian: with all due respect. they are changing their story on libya by the hour and why he lost the debate and changing the story on what is going on in america. >> steve: one of the ways they are changing the story. we heard in the state of ohio, which is the ultimate swing state polling show that barack obama was 10 points ahead of mitt romney, you remember that? the romney camp, we are way behind. but it turns out according to someone in the obama campaign, they never believed that the president was 10 points ahead. never believed them. >> brian: chicago sun times said this attack on big bird
has democrats, concerned that is what you have in the debate. attacking the sesame street approach. >> gretchen: it used to be yes we can. and now sesame street music and people are scratching their heads wondering if that is a good move. and something that can change the situation is the libya. did you watch the testimony in capitol hill. it was riveting to sit down and see how the time line played out and the unfortunate end result in-- four americans including our ambassador killed. the people trying to protect our americans and the security they asked for and the response from the people, a big fat no. >> brian: patrick kennedy said flat out. it is a terror attack and
coordinate was a terrorist attack and he pull would the behest kado kaylen. if i was susan rice i would have said it was i don't know it could have been a spontanous attack. you are congressman from idaho this same kennedy under secretary could say one thing on september 11th -- 12th or say something different six days later to five national audiences. >> steve: it is clear if you are paying attention and bret baier had a great time line that there is a cover up and now the administration is stone walling. and so yesterday when one of the guys in charge of the security in libya went up and testified, he made it clear that the most trouble they had regarding security was getting washington d.c. to give them what they needed.
here's eric nordstrom. >> it is not the hardships and gunfire and threats, it is dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel that are supposed to supporting me. and i add for me, for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building, the take away from that for me and my staff, it was clear. we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident and the question we would ask, how thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through? >> steve: now, there is a cover up they are stone walling. it started with a big lie. when the attack happened and going to destroy the narrative that things over there were better because they simply were not. >> brian: when nordstrom asked why are you pulling out 16
security forces, they said that is the way it is going to be and we'll give you hazard pay. up your pay in order to take a bullet and sacrifice your life. ? the democrats who stuck around . only democrats left. they started their weekend. cummings stayed in there and said budget cuts was the reason and hay later they said it was not budget cuts. >> gretchen: they blamed house republicans for cutting the budget for security. there is still two parallel stories. why was there not security and was there say cover up in the aftermath. there are two stories. i don't know if we have all of the answers yet for the second part. >> steve: if people are getting hazard pay it is hazardous. >> gretchen: we'll do headlines for you now.
the u.s. embassy, hasem casum was shot dead. he had been working in the embassy for 20 years. this comes as yemen's government wages war against an al-qaida branch growing in strength. a tragic turn of events in the case was a colorado girl. they found a body in the park a few miles from where the park is. they are saying that it is the girl's body but the police are not confirming. >> at this time we are not making a connection to jessica ridgeway. the crime scene will be from now to tomorrow morning. >> gretchen: they believe she was kidnapped. we expect to learn more 8:30 a.m. eastern time. a worker rescued from a garage
that landed on top of him. rescue crews pulled him out of the rubble at 1:00 k. and he is in critical condition. two other workers were killed and eight others were hurt. >> i had seen a lot of smoke and the building shaking and it started collapsing. >> gretchen: the garage under construction . one worker is still missing. lance armstrong not only used illegal steroids to win the tour de france. a stunning report said he juiced his teammates. 25 people testified against him including 11 teammates. his attorney said it is a hatchet job. >> i think what people generally need to remember when they look at this report, is that out come was
predetermined months if not years ago. >> gretchen: armstrong is currently banned for cycling. >> brian: 12 teammates have a problem with it. he was labeled a fool and called an idiot. jack welch was right about the strange job reports he tweeted out and stewart varney here to those up. you can see. like whole roaed nuts, chewy granola, and real fruit. nature valley trail mix bars. 100% natural. 100% delicious.
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to pipe down. the 7 numbers are not plausible and that's why i made a stink about it the only thing he would change about the initial tweets. he might have added a question mark. >> i flat out agree with jack walch. those numbers released by the government are unbelievable . they created enormous skepticism they are so convenient. a survey of 60,000 households miraclously finds 183,000 people who returned to work four weeks before the election. that is unbelievable. >> gretchen: jack welch said there was not a surge of un-- employment. >> it betrays a totallyy false picture of america's economy. right now our economy is not
doing well. unemployment numbers suggest it has been a surge in our economy that is simply not true. >> gretchen: just so our viewers understand. the objective? >> no, there is a element of subjectivity. >> gretchen: you call up people and you say are you employed or not or part-time job or full-time job. >> you call them up on the phone and cent percent are done by phone and you ask them questions. do the questions change month to month? does the tone of voice in which the question is asked alter or change month to month. what is the seasonal accounting. they do that and make seasonal adjustments? was there a large element of subjectivity. that is not the point. the point is, these numbers are absolutely incredible . have created great skepticism
in where the government is coming from. four weeks before the election. >> gretchen: you are saying it is deeper than subjectivity. >> simple case in point. we have found 580,000 part-time jobs that suddenly appeared in the month of september. what is a part-time job. one-35 hours. okay. jack welch said you can be an account abt for one hour worked as a baby sitter and you are part-time employed and you are in the survey and one of the people who miraclouslyy found work. that doesn't smell right, does it? >> gretchen: a on folks news poll. feelings on the economy and obama's policy. 58% said are not working. and 32 percent are working stick with him. but risky to vote out . people who don't want to take
the risk. >> that large of a percent said we don't trust the numbers. >> gretchen: stewart we'll check you out on the fox business network. did is expected to be a showdown between joe biden and paul ryan. we'll give you a sneak peek right away. that's next. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪
heart. well done. >> gretchen: wow. dempsey describes him a sinatra kind of pub guy and grew up next to sinatra's home town of hoboken. >> steve: thank you, gretch. we are hours away from the first and only vice-presidential debate. what can we expect to hear from the cand dates tonight. >> brian: we have a preview. >> we have a preview . everyone want to see this one debate. and the stakes are high for both cand dates not only after the president's lack luster result but the tightening poll numbers in key states. look at before they take the stage on thursday for the first and only debate. both sides are gearing up for a fierce battle. democrats sticking with now
familiar line that the gop ticket lies. >> this is a ticket that is willing to say anything to get elected, even if it means being dishonest about their position.>> that was a congressman who played ryan in the debate prep. biden has been off the campaign trail to get readyy. >> what i have been doing mostly is frankly studying up on congressman rhine's positions on the issue. >> the ryan team tapping jeff olseven who argued before the supreme court. he has been sparring with the nominee. ryan is gown for taking on the opposition in no uncertain tirms. >> the american people are engaged and if you think they want a government take over of health care you are not listening to them. >> sarah palin humor tour and she had a couple of tour lines
and smiled a lot and affilable . can i call you joe? >> and he needs to use that. this is the first time that many americans are seeing paul ryan. we know not many americans know who paul ryan is. >> but ryan is familiar with biden and said biden will be at his best. he doesn't produce gaffes>> i went back and listened to the 2008 vice-president debate. the issues were similar from then to today. loss of jobs and economy . you name it. >> brian: here's the difference heather, he's defending the record rather than attacking someone else's. you have a guy in paul ryan who is debating two or three times a week. joe biden hasn't had a debate in four years or a interview
in four months. >> 9:00 here. >> steve: absolutely. excellent. in the meanwhile. a gunman assassinated the yemeni chief of security in the u.s. embassy in yemen. breaking details. >> brian: joe biden had his fair share of gaffes. >> you can't go to a 7-11 or duncan doughnut unless you have a indian accent. >> brian: which joe will show up and we'll report. >> steve: happy birthday to darrell hall. >> brian: which one is he? ♪ ♪ endless shrimp is our most popular promotion
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welll. tonight will be the one and only vice-presidential debate in danville, kentucky or as signs read in the store windows. it will be the thrill in the ville. eighth of the first televised debates since 1986. >> brian: martha ratwhereis the moderator and that is joe biden's expertis. and i am curious to see how paul ryan will do well in light of the fact that there is real questions about the administration's foreign policy in the last three weeks and can joe biden stay with paul ryan n detail when it come to the budget. paul ryan can defend has. >> gretchen: president obama was asked his advice for joe biden. he said joe, should just be joe. some people say. >> steve: oh, no.
>> in delaware the largest growth in population is indian american moving from india. you can't to a 7-11 or duncan doughnut unless you have a slight indian accent and i am not joking. stand up, chuck, oh, god love you, what am i talking about? i tell you what, you are making everybody else stand up, pal. >> thank you, perry and dr. pep yer chancellor. speak softly and carry a big stick, end of quote. i promise you, the presidnt has a big stick. >> steve: it just dawned on me boy wonder versus mr. blunder. >> brian: when the teleprompter. what am i telling the president? >> gretchen: and more to add to that real, but we don't have time.
>> brian: class has been buried in the last three years >> chris: mitt romney will put you back in shape. do you have a favorite joe biden gaffe? if so e-mail us. we have three hours. >> brian: paul ryan doesn't come out in debates, but only on ad-lib speeches. >> gretchen: we are learning brand new details about the head of security in u.s. embassy qassem aqlani was shot dead. he was in his 50s and worked in the embassy for 20 years. according to a report, he was in charge of coordinating an investigation in the attack on the embassy. it happened as yemen is waging war against al-qaida that is grow nothing strength. >> steve: she was shot when she stumbled in a home.
taking a deal to keep her out of prison. zow ripple gets a deferred sentence. felony charges of trespassing will be wiped from the record. her lawyer said she may have been drugged. her blood alcohol level was four times colorado's legal limit. brian. >> brian: before you bite in your breakfast unless you are sipping it through a straw. kellogg is recalling mini wheats bite size ser - cereal. to find out if your cereal is recalled get a metal detector from your close e.. look for kb fc and best before date area. there are no reports of anyone getting hurt. >> gretchen: no mission is impossible for these two pound pups.
♪ very cute. after trying to escape this guy helps his free out . how does the other guy get out then? >> brian: it is a cliff hangar . for more go over to steve. >> steve: thank you very much, our next guest pent her life bringing down terrorist and looking at soviet espionage. there is a new novel basod her life named code name wildcard. joining us is dianna mcfar lane. >> good morn thank you for letting me be here. >> steve: because you were a
covert for a while your reaction to the testimony on capitol hill about the security lapses and what looks like a cover up with our government regarding with what happened in libya and the murder of four americans? >> when we first heard the story we were heart broken about the killing of ambassador chris stev yen three american patriots that were trying to protect him in the consulate in benghazi and the story was put out it was a little video here to unknown in this country and sparked a riot in libya coincidentally on 9/11? that was highly questionable . then when the white house and the secretary of state and u.s. ambassador to the un, perpetuated. >> steve: kept saying it was the video. it was not the video. >> we think it gave legs to the video so that it was used
an excuse to incite in other unstable muslim counselries. not all americans are totally naive and without common sense, and this really looks like obama's house of cards collapsing. >> steve: you know what is interesting dianna, we heard the president of the united states actually explaining what happened. he's been on the view or david letterman and in a setting where he's not challenged to get to the crux of what happened. because at the point of where everybody was repeating it was just a video, the intelligence community knew it was not a video. there was no demonstration before the murder of our four guys. >> the whole thing is heart breaking and really reminds me of the soviet prava who used to print the communist agend
a. >> steve: i know you and your husband were trying to bring down soviet espionage. the relations with the u.s. and russia. >> steve: it is president putin again. >> steve: that's right. >> we should be embracing of all we can and very careful not to be naive. soviet strategy has not changed since 1991 when the structure of the ussr has changed. the goals are still out there. >> steve: the reason ed president medeves. the president didn't know the mike was open and after the election coming up in a couple of weeks, mr. obama will be able to do more stuff. >> my election, i have more flexibility after the election.
>> steve: what did you of that? >> my husband and i heard it on fox news and we were appalled it looks as though president obama is selling out the united states. >> steve: let's talk about your book. code name wildcard. basod true life things that happened to you and your husband. the soviet, or russian version of the navy seals, actually blew up your boat because you were getting too close to them, right? >> they were after innovative equipment that we had that didn't exist outside of the pace center except for our own world under water. >> steve: that is crazy. you were lucky to survive. >> it was like daniel coming out of the lion's den. >> steve: because of that ptse is a big park of your book and what else do we need to know about it.
>> we need to know it is a passionate his onical action thrill yer the reader meets jason mcdougal who is from fort washington and with this dynamic forester, they travel to north korea where he goes through a horrendous kidnap has to survive a rambo escape and that initiates the ptse. in addition to that. he has to battle the ptsb while he suddenly is the nemesis of a soviet trojan horse to undermine democracy in america. >> steve: what a story. it is a brand new book code name wildcard. dean, thank you for joining yus telling us your story. >> thank you, steve. >> steve: straight ahead, we have reported the story of what happened in libya. changes every day. >> i am going to tell you this
thing smells. from every single angle. it waddles leak a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. >> steve: so who is telling the truth. that congressman mike kelly is here live. >> grown men acting like children . a brawl breaks out in a football game. is that a good example for the kids? we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best things in life are the real things.
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this went down in a youth football game in sacramento, california and happened after a heated exchange. the attacking coach was suspended. >> brian: america's past time in the post season. last night's game loaded with exitment with the yankees and orioles. >> left hander hit 170 or below. you can see in the bullpen. >> can he do it again? he did. >> brian: second time at bat pinch hitter raul ibanez come in for arod and ties. and gives the yank hit for a yankees win. they are cheering best of five. what can we expect for the rest of the playoffs. we'll ask dave stewart former
hitter and former champion. dave, welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> brian: excitement was there for the yankees. i know arod makes $29 million and i am pinch hitting. >> it is a manager decision. play your gut . his gut told him that was the time to hit and turned out to be a good move. >> brian: another franchise . oakland athletes. coco crisp. game ends and come back for a four-three win and ties the series. >> that team is exciting team to watch. they have 17 rookies. >> brian: 17? >> 17 rookies unheard of to be this far in the season. their ball club believes they can win. >> brian: brad pitt is running that team. >> yeah, he is. >> brian: mr. money ball. and giants come back and tie
their series with a 8-3 win over the cincinnati red. >> actually both clubs are well managed. they are very, very good with the reds and giants. i think they have their cards on the table today. and san francisco has a tough assignment but it will be well played. >> brian: take the superstar pitcher. you are coming outut of bullpen. >> you have to do what it takes. he's had a tough year this year. he's had a rough year. >> brian: washington bureau is obsessed with the success of the nationals. they find themselves down two games to one. superstar is 1-15 . different game in the post season. >> in post season a lot of things are different. intensity of the post season
is different. your rotation, and you are facing the best guys and they are going after it. for his first year, you may have expected more. but after all, he is showing he is human. >> brian: it is not over yet. your message is watch the world series on fox. >> that's where it is going to happen. >> brian: congratulations on your career and broadcasting. >> thank you so much. >> brian: dave stewart up at them for you. announcement in from the obama administration. we arrested the lowest number of illals in years. is that a coincidence? four americans killed in 9/11 and congress is sensing a cover up. >> i am going to tell you, this thing smellings. from every angle. if it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck. >> brian: by the way, the congressman is here next. [ male announcer ] when these come together,
♪ >> gretchen: as we have been telling u. fireworkogs capitol hill. lawmakers press for answers on the attack in lib yampt >> 230 incident in libya. of those attacks 48 took place in benghazi, two of which at the u.s. diplomatic compound in the scene of the september 11th terrorist attacks and we are still saying i think it is a result of a video that was on youtube. this thing smells. from every single angle. if it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck it is a duck. >> steve: congressman kelly joins us live. >> good morning, steve. >> steve: it does smell. so many people look in on the changing stories and they see lies and cover up and stone
walling. >> when you talk to people there. mr. nordstrom and lieutenant colonel wood. he jogged with the ambassador and he's saying it was inevitable. we were the last flag flying . they were saying, we need to be here. colonel was in charge of the ss team . he was told you are not only listening for the stars and moon and you are asking for the sun. you got to wonder. if the people were so concerned about the security of our ambassador and diplomat people on the ground. why was the turning a blind eye and deaf year. it doesn't make sense. >> gretchen: are there two parallel investigations going on. the lack of security and alleged cover up. is that the way you see it >> what did we learn from benghazi. if we haven't learned anything from it. unfortunately there is time to stop running for reelection.
and you turn away from the most important responsibility we have. and that the state department. they are directly responsible for the diplomatic corp over seas y. would that be a issue we can't touch and we have to spin it. i am appall would by the derelection of duty. and we have to get it fixed. >> brian: under secretary patrick kennedy had a strange testimony judging by his recorded remarks going n >> no disrespect to the ambassador. some people serve under all different types of administration and it is not the it is their career and learn how to play and the common people back in northern pennsylvania. it happened on 9/11. and there is no connection to that.
>> steve: all right. congressman mike kelly. republican from pennsylvania, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, we'll stay on the story. >> brian: >> gretchen: the price to keep you warm is about to go up. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it is october 11. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time with us today. a big news day because fox news alert. security official at the u.s. embassy in yemen has now been shot dead. breaking details moments away. >> brian: after the president's poor performance in the debate, now joe biden. can the vp fight the facts against congressman paul ryan tonight? >> steve: plus, drew brees locks his place in canton by break ago record held by johnny unitas. he'll tell brian his story that, and so much.
that and hour two for thursday starts right now. >> steve: welcome aboard. i think today is probably the easiest day number wise to remember the entire calendar year. >> brian: why? >> steve: it's 10-11-12. >> brian: really? >> steve: uh-huh. >> brian: i don't check the date. i decide to blend this whole year together 'cause i have no idea where summer went. >> gretchen: go walk outside. feel the cool breeze. it's fall. >> steve: we have drew brees coming up. >> gretchen: i believe that's a homophone. >> gretchen: my first grader is studying that. start with the headlines. fox news alert, new details about a security official at an embassy in yemen shot dead. he was on his work when a gunman gunned him down. that according to yemeni
security officials. he was in his 50s. he worked at the embassy for 20 years. another report says he was in charge of coordinating an investigation into an attack on the embassy last month. authorities now trying to find that killer. it happened as yemen's government is waging war against an al-qaeda branch grow not guilty strength. this does bear resemblance to the work of al-qaeda. overnight a tragic turn of events in the case of a missing colorado girl. police found a body in a park just a few miles from where jessica ridgeway went missing. local reports say it is the ten-year-old girl's body, but police aren't confirming that. >> at this time, we're unable to make any connection to the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. that crime scene will exist through the evening into tomorrow morning. >> gretchen: police cleared her parents as suspects. they believed she was kidnapped. in less than two hours, we expect to learn more at a press conference. overnight construction
worker rescued from under a five story garage that collapsed on top of him. it happened on the campus of miami-dade college in that fellow. crews pulled him out of the rubble around 1:00 a.m. this morning of the now he is in critical condition. two other workers were killed and at least eight others hurt. >> i just seen a lot of smoke, the building shaking and it started collapsing. >> gretchen: this garage was under construction had this happened. police say one worker is still missing. lance armstrong not only used illegal steroids toin the tour defrance, a stunning new report says he juiced his teammates and threatened to fire them if they refused to take the drugs? the report from the u.s. anti-doping agency reveals that 26 people testified against him, including 11 teammates. his attorney calls the report a hatchet job. >> i think what people generally need to remember when they look at this report is that this
outcome was predetermined from months if not years ago. >> gretchen: armstrong is banned from cycling for life. those are your headlines. >> brian: it sounds like the lawyer was trying to defend his fee. >> steve: that's what they do. >> gretchen: you're looking live inside the hall in danville, kentucky, where joe biden and paul ryan take the stage tonight. steve brown has more for us. good morning again. >> good morning. we're in danville, ken condition. small town, 16,000 at a small school will host an event that the entire nation will have at least some interest, if they're not watching it. that will be the vice presidential debate. paul ryan arrived yesterday afternoon in lexington overnight at their continued debate preparation. his opponent in the debate, vice president joe biden, will be arriving around noon today.
both of these debate combatants agree that the upper hand really kind of is held by joe biden because of his experience in 2008 in the vice presidential debate then against then nominee republican sarah palin and all those presidential debates he was involved in in 2008 as a presidential candidate for a short time. it is ryan who says yep, biden has the upper hand here. >> congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker, but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. it's my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they're offering more of the same. >> this is the scene that you'll be looking at if you're watching the debate. it's kind of a round table format. not a lot of moderators. just one, martha radditz.
interestingly, we've seen a lot of polling in regards to romney, obama, obama-romney in various states. but not vice presidential polls. we have one to share about approval and disapproval. what likely voters think. joe biden, pretty well-known with basically minus three split. paul ryan with plus ten. but he's not as well-known. tonight that will cure a lot of that. he'll be introduced to a lot of folks who haven't heard him speak at length. this will be their opportunity. gretchen? >> gretchen: steve brown live in kentucky, thanks for that breakdown. >> steve: yesterday you probably saw portion of it live here on the fox news channel, house hearings into what happened in benghazi, libya. there you can see darrell issa. he presided over the session which was called security failures of benghazi. it was contentious at times, but the state department did admit, even though the people on the ground in libya had been begging
for more back up, more security, they simply didn't get it. watch. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. not even allowed to keep what we had. >> the take away from that for me and my staff, it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. and the question that we would ask is again, how thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through? >> brian: you know what he said? he went on it say, do you know what i was told when i was asked tore 12 agent, you're asking fort sun and the stars. and they went ton say, that we would be giving you hazard pay without the cover-up. so they say, hey, you'll get more money for staying in libya. we're not going to give you anything. >> gretchen: the question is why? why would the state department not want to give more security? that was the question that really wasn't answered for me
yesterday. why? what would be the benefit to not giving more security in a country where right now the reinsurgentence of al-qaeda is at a growing rate? it was blamed on budget cuts. the democrat blamed the republican house. but if you look at the big picture, why? why would you not have security? >> brian: charlene lamb, who was absolutely exposed as, in my mind, totally incompetent. deputy assistant secretary, she testified she did not request security because there was no justification. really? when the lieutenant calls you up and says, i have a fear here that we'll be overrun and your ambassador puts it in writing the week before he was assassinated, you could sit there in front of a national audience and say there was no justification? >> steve: she said the security was appropriate. if it was, how did four people die? here is part of that exchange.
>> it's been suggested that budget cuts were responsible for a lack of security in benghazi and i'd like to ask miss lamb, you made this decision personally, was there any budget consideration and lack of budget which led you not to increase the number of people in the security force there? >> no, sir. >> gretchen: the answer was no, sir. then you have to wonder about now this alleged cover-up, the second part of the story. remember when the united states ambassador to the upunion, susan rice, went out five days after the attack and said it was because it was the video, that it wasn't a terrorist attack. then patrick kennedy who testified yesterday as well who is a state department deputy. he originally said the day after the attack that it was in an unclassified brief to go members of congress. -- or congressional aides, he said it was a terrorist attack. yesterday when he's testifying, he said that if anyone had gone out and said as susan rice did that day that he would have said
the same thing, even though four days earlier he had said it was a terrorist attack. he claims now that he's supporting susan rice and what she said in saying that they didn't really know how it happened, that it was spontaneous. who is telling the truth? >> brian: lieutenant colonel wood said he knew instantly even though he was in tripoli. and if you listen to people like eli lake, anderson cooper, and james rosen of fox news, all of them were able to get reports from our intelligence sources that said this was a terrorist attack. and they were defending. the state department lifers were defending ambassador rice yesterday. who gave them the talking points? what was going on? i know there was a secretary of state meeting with the president, hillary clinton and the president. the president p did not campaign yesterday, just interviews. was everyone getting on the same page? was patrick kennedy falling on his sword for his -- >> gretchen: it sounded like it.
>> brian: -- appointed bosses? >> steve: what did the president know and when weather did he know? he was pushing the story, the president was, that it was all about the video, weeks after it was positively known. >> brian: he did say terror on september 12. >> steve: that's the way they're finessing it. but if you listen to some of the testimony yesterday, it's clear that the people have been deceived. listen. >> when i was in libya, good part of the day, never once did a person ever mention a video. never. and i am fascinated to know and understand from the president of the united states, from the secretary of state and from the ambassador to the united nations how they can justify that this video caused this attack. it was a terrorist attack. >> the libyan intelligence so superior that the american intelligence that they knew within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack and within six days, we're still saying it was the result of a video? >> why in the heck did it take so long for all these highly
briefed and intelligent people to try and figure out that it actual lea wasn't a 15-minute youtube video and actually was a 9-11 ehave not, a terrorist attack? >> steve: right. jake tapper in the white house briefing room yesterday had a great question of jay carney. he said, so didn't the president shoot first and aim later? >> brian: wow. that is a great line 'cause that's what he said about mitt romney. he he has a history of that. but i thought ed henry sparring with jay carney made him look more ridiculous than usual. a little later, michael hayden will on with us live. he'll bring us inside decisions like that. >> gretchen: we look forward to that. coming up, eat chocolate, win a nobel prize. it's science. >> steve: is that how the president did? t? no. then joe biden to the rescue. can he get the president back on top in the polls or will the paul ryan fact machine be too much for him? a fair and balanced debate next
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>> steve: expectations are very high for tonight has vice presidential dedate between joe biden and paul ryan, screen right. the vice president may be facing a tougher battle with voters in the latest fox news poll released in the last 4 hours. bide -- 24 hours. biden is seen as unfavorable by 47% of those surveyed, while paul ryan is seen as unfavorable by only 3% of likely -- 38% of likely voters. will those numbers impact tonight's debate? here are a couple of likeable folks, andrea tantaros and juan williams from "the five". the democrats are helping joe
biden with bail them out. >> i think there is no question, i think that's why the stakes are high. the audience is likely to be large. we were looking at the numbers for joe biden. i think lots of people know that he can come out with some tongue twisting surprising statements, so it makes the debate all that more unpredictable and more interesting. did he well against sarah palin back in 08, steve. the question is how will he handle paul ryan? ryan is 27 years younger. i think 69 to 42. joe biden know has lot more about foreign policy, knows the ways of washington, and paul ryan can get irritated sometimes with folks when they're asking questions. so joe biden doesn't want to come off as a cranky old man, but paul ryan has to be careful not to come off as too quickly dismisssive and irritated with really a senior statesman. >> steve: and andrea, the republicans are really hoping that paul ryan does a good job and extends their winning streak to two. >> yes. and i think the bar is much
higher for joe biden. i think that's because president obama set it that way because of his pathetic performance. in the words of joe biden himself, steve, tonight is a big bleeping deal. so he has to come out of the gate. the problem is, he has a really weak script. while i don't think he's going to have any foot in mouth foibles like he typically does because the stakes are so high and campaign aides have probably cautioned him against that, i think the gaffe tonight is going to be the weak script that the obama-biden team had over the last four years because any time he tries bring up his record, i think paul ryan, who is so knowledgeable, is going to pounce. again, juan brought up that visual of young versus old and i think joe biden is just going to look like an old washington fixture with this young gun who actually has fresh ideas. i think he'll espouse that same romney template for debating. >> steve: juan, the administration really has given paul ryan something to whack joe biden in the head with and that
is while there is this investigation going on on capitol hill regarding libya, millions of americans out of work, what is the campaign talking about? big bird. come o you got to be kidding me. >> no, i think that's infective ad. obviously we're talk being it. >> steve: you do? >> yeah, because you know what? >> steve: borrow money from china to pay for the salaries of a very popular tv show? >> no, i think it's 1, 100th of 1%. it's nothing compared to the tax breaks given to the corporations and the like. what it says is it's a matter of priorities. who stands with the priorities that education, young people, all that. so that's why they're using it in that way. and i think that will play into the debate tonight just the way andrea was talking about because when you get to medicare, i think that biden has a clearly different point of view. when you get to spending, when you get to taxes. i think that's what big bird was about in terms of that ad saying to especially women, look at the priorities of the republicans --
>> women don't sit at home at night worrying about big bird. i'm telling you right now. i was not up thinking about big bird. i can assure you of that. the fact they're talking about big bird makes them look very, very unserious. and no offense to my five-year-old nephew, but he is talk being big bird. mitt romney is a bully, it's just so fifth grade. we knew that obama lacked maturity before. now we know for sure that his campaign does. >> steve: all right. >> i'm glad you're not worried about that. >> steve: "the five" is stuff a popular show. thank you for joining us live. >> have a good day. >> steve: straight ahead on this thursday, she's helped raise over $100 million for breast cancer research because she knows firsthand how awful it is. doreen frazier has been fighting it for a decade. she's here with a message all women need to hear. that's coming up next. then, this announcement just in from the obama administration. we've arrested the lowest number of illegals in 40 years.
>> brian: time for news by the numbers. 20%. that's how much more it's going to cost you to heat your home with oil this winter. the obama administration being blamed for the record high heating bills for refusing to approve the keystone pipeline or reopen our federal lands. next, 641,633. that's how many illegal aliens were arrested last year. the department of homeland security says it's the lowest in 40 years. 65.2%. that's how much food stamp enrollment has jumped over the last four years. the senate budget committee
finding they're outpacing job growth. gretch? >> gretchen: tv producer doreen frazier has been standing up to cancer since diagnosed in 2001. it's her mission to find a cure for the disease that's claimed the lives of nearly 40,000 women last year alone. now she's teaming up with the popular jewelry company, stella and dot, to raise money for research. joining me this morning, noreen, and stella and dot ceo. you formed this wonderful. you've been doing work for cancer for years and years. >> yes, since 2000. >> gretchen: how did you find jessica? >> jessica found us. we were looking for a partner to help us raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and nor deen's story was a perfect fit. >> gretchen: stage 4 breast cancer. you've been battling this since 2001. >> yes.
>> gretchen: you came up with stand up for cancer. tell us about that. >> yes. stand up to cancer was the first time that we ever did a really telethon for cancer. it was on all three networks at the same time. so we raised a lot of awareness for the disease. but what we mostly were about was that we were -- if you wanted our money, you had to be transparent. you had to let us know exactly -- every year you had to come back and tell us what was going on. if we didn't like it, we didn't think it was successful, he would take the money back and give it to someone else. you had to share the information. you had to work with five other institutions, pick one project you were going to work on together and share the information. so that is kind of the new model that has come out of the way to operate in cancer because
cancer, prior to that and it still is, very political. >> gretchen: in what way? >> political in dog eat dog, like every other business. you would think of business as a cancer business is everybody would be like, oh, i'm so sorry you're sick. here, what could we do for you? let's share the information. let's find something. but it was never that way. >> gretchen: everyone thought they're competing for the same dollars. so jessica, you want to become involved. why is breast cancer a mission for your company? >> the foundation always had a mission to support women through economic and educational development initially. but when you're part of a large community of women, because all of our independent stylists who sell the line are largely women and it's one in eight getting breast cancer. you just can't ignore it when you know so many women being impacted by it that we felt uniquely suited not only to raise funds, but also to raise awareness. early detection is so key.
we're in living rooms sharing the stifle our jewelry, but also having girl talk. so it's the perfect opportunity to talk about let's all pledge to go do a self exam. let's get others to do it, too. it was a great fit. >> gretchen: tell me about the bracelet. >> well, jessica has got more to show you. whenbut this is the particular bracelet. they asked me to give it a name and i called it the hope bracelet 'cause growing up, my mom always said, your mom has catch phrases from your mom. mom always said, where there is life, there is hope. >> gretchen: my goodness. very apt. >> yeah. >> gretchen: you have other pieces of jewelry. how can people buy these pieces and then some of the money goes to the foundation? >> all the net proceeds of these breast cancer products go to noreen frazier foundation. they can shop on-line at stella
dot.com. as well as have a trunk show where we contribute more funds to the foundation through october. they can find out more information there and also on your web site. >> yes. noreenfrazierfoundation.com, we feature the breast cancer bracelets that stella and dot made for us. >> gretchen: i'll tweet about it as well. you look fantastic, great to see you. >> thanks. >> gretchen: thanks for partnering up. >> my pleasure. >> gretchen: victory for voter fraud or not? south carolina upholds its voter i.d. law. but there is just one catch. then he's the proud new dad. baby camden, they're about to put him to the ultimate daddy test. will he pass? does he know about it hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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her husband had to then watch the -- he didn't have to, but he watched it and he said, if i watched television with all those political ads all the time, his blood pressure would go up. >> brian: right. her husband? mitt romney. >> steve: that's right. very good. >> gretchen: there will be more later on for you. let's do some headlines for you now. south carolina's voter i.d. law does not discriminate against minority voters. that's the unanimous ruling by three federal judges. even though the law was upheld, the judges said the law cannot go into effect until 2013. the panel says there isn't enough time to properly implement the law before the november 6 elections coming up. state attorney general alan wilson praising the decision. he says the fact remains voter i.d. laws do not discriminate or disenfranchise. they insure integrity. >> brian: wisconsin school district ordering the cross to come off the football helmet. this after one parent complained because students from both a public and catholic school play on the team.
the school started the partnership back in 2000. players must now stick the decal over the cross during the playoffs. >> steve: eat chocolate, win the nobel prize? a new study ties chocolate consumption to the number of nobel prize winners a country has, suggesting it is a sign that the sweet treat can actually boost brain power. researchers say there is evidence that antioxidants in chocolate can help slow down or even reverse age-related mental decline. switzerland took the title in consumption and nobel prizes as well. >> gretchen: the fans still flock to rick springfield yesterday on "fox & friends." he told us about his impromptu subway performance right in the middle of the morning rush. >> we just came from the subway. we took a walk through the subway and i was play acoustic and fans following me. i wasn't quite sure how it was going to work. >> brian: you earning extra money? >> i made three bucks.
>> gretchen: actually he it run in right from the subway before he came and sat down on the curvy couch. if you didn't believe him, here is the proof. ♪ i wish that i had jesse's girl ♪ ♪ i want jesse's girl ♪ where can i find a woman like that ♪ ♪ like jesse's girl. >> gretchen: rick springfield back on the scene with a new record and a new documentary. >> brian: everybody with an iphone gets the video. that's great. >> steve: joining us from the subway, nick lechay. >> that's a great idea. >> brian: you don't need instruments. you've got your voice as your instrument. >> steve: he wound up with $3 in tips. let's see how much tip money. >> you sit in the bar, pretty high. >> steve: you do the weather and see if anybody would tip you. >> here is the weather. >> steve: nick lechay's weather. it starts in new york city. >> new york city, actually in cincinnati, looking like we got
a high of 63, partly sunny skies in sin sun. a little close to home. we're going out west. los angeles, looks like a little bit of intermittent showers with a high of 69 degrees. intermittent, very weather word. >> steve: that's a $10 forecast right there. very nicely. >> gretchen: of course, why would we go out to l.a.? >> there is nothing going on in la. it's all new york, right? >> gretchen: isn't your little baby there? >> well, yes, he is. that's why i'm going back to l.a. >> steve: how would you like to read your own introduction. >> wow. our next guest has done it all. wow. singer, starred on reality tv shows, entertained audiences. now he's got a new gig, being a dad. very nice. >> gretchen: the new dad, nick lechay here. >> thank you, thank you. >> gretchen: how old is camden now? >> he was four weeks yesterday. he's growing up fast. >> brian: he's camden because? >> we knew he wanted a c name. we thought it would be collin. i heard throughout grapevine
that my wife didn't like that. we started looking for other c names. camden was on the way to the doctor's office. >> brian: so it was a sign? >> steve: it's an homage to new jersey. >> he's more named after the sign and not the city in new jersey. >> gretchen: i think your wife was here and she was actually talking about the fact that yeah, there is this name that nick really loves, but i don't really like it that much. >> it was collin. >> gretchen: i think she exposed that right here. >> had that picture. how cute is he? >> gretchen: adorable. i understand you're going to make him a cincinnati bengals fan. he watched a game with you when he was like two days old? >> he got home on friday and he watched the game with me on sudden. i'm happy to say that the bengals are 3-1 since camden's birth. that's why i'm excited about what i'm talking about today. i'm partnering with tide. it's about finding the moment where your team's colors -- >> steve: is that why you're
wearing this? >> that and it's close to halloween. perfect halloween colors. find a picture that shows really -- represents what being your fandom is all about and post it on tide's facebook page. >> brian: what is your first cincinnati bengals memory? >> kenny anderson was the quarterback. he was lay -- i was laying on the little floor watching the game as a kid. that's what's kid about the nfl and the colors. it represents the memories and traditions we pass down. >> gretchen: here is the thing, i'm an ardent vikings fans, so i try to make sure my kids are fans. but guess what? they're not vikings fans. >> what? >> gretchen: no! it's so hard to listen to my son root for the jets! it's like wait a minute! >> it's a local team. >> gretchen: that's what i'm saying. you can try pass it along. >> camden i'm sure will be a bengals fan. >> brian: if there is something that happens he turns out not to
be a fan, do you need to hear it from him or somebody else? >> from him. it won't happen, though. >> steve: since you're a big fan of football and what not, we got drew brees coming up in a couple of minutes. >> nice. >> steve: you stay here for that? >> drew brees broke the record last week. yeah. >> steve: stick around. if people want a chance to win? >> a chance to the super bowl, upload your picture to tide's facebook page and yeah, it's a great chance to have fun with your family, get creative, post it on-line. >> brian: and tide does get stains out. >> for those of white house tailgate, it gets a little messy sometimes. we represent our colors well. >> steve: not only that, but for people who have brand-new children at home as well. >> yes. tide also very good for getting out baby stains f what i understand. plenty of those going around. >> steve: stick around for drew, all right? >> suitly. >> steve: thank you. >> gretchen: drew brees coming up as well as this. weeks after four americans were killed in benghazi, security
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>> yeah. each of i've got an eight week old. yours is camden? >> calen and camden. >> calen and camden, there you go. two little football players, except he's rocking the black and orange of the mine is rocking the black and gold. but that's all right. >> it's all about representing our colors, whatever they are. >> that's right. >> brian: here you are going to this game. you don't have any wins. you need it. the whole world is watching. your coach is in the stands. how much of this record mean to you? >> it means a lot. certainly the fact that the people that are really such a big part of it were able to be there and coach payton, and the entire nation that was in the super dome that nation or watching on tv. it was a record that spanned over the course of four seasons. so many people were part of this dating back to 2009 season. so truly an honor, humbling experience to even be in that realm and really a special night to get the win on sunday night football, get our first win of the season and break the record all at the same time.
>> teaming up to fight childhood obesity, is that right? >> that's absolutely right. partnering up with nfl play 60 to present the 60 million minutes challenge, which basically, the goal is to get 1 million kids of all ages, so it could be you two as well, to pledge to get 60 minutes of active play per day in the fight against childhood obesity, thus totaling 60 million minutes per day. people can get to 60 million minutes app or go to x box facebook page or x box live to make that pledge and they go on to the x box facebook page, they win an opportunity to get a virtual autograph from me or nfl player on their facebook wall to share. >> brian: two other topics. first story now on yahoo is terry bradshaw saying he's essentially not impressed with your record and not impressed with the way you orchestrated the winning of the event. number one, did you hear that and what's your reaction to
that? >> i think i've heard different versions. i haven't heard it in its entirety and i haven't heard it directly if him. but, you know, i guess records are part of the game. we were out there playing to win and we were able to break a pretty significant record held by one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play this game, johnny unitas. there were so many people part of that. i wanted to make sure that all the people that were part of that were able to be recognized and able to be part of that historic moment. certainly sean payton, mickey loomis were some. >> the browns said -- he's upset they reinstated the ban with some of the players and says roger goodell is on a power trip. to you echo those feelings? >> well, i know exactly the way that scott fujita presented it. i read what he put out there and
i actually agree 100% with everything that he said. it's actually -- it's disappointing, kind of a shame when you see the way that the league and commissioner goodell has handled this entire situation, kind of the flip flopping, the back and forth, facing a lot of their -- basing a lot of their suspensions on speculation and rhetoric. it's really lost a lot of credibility with me and i think a lot of people. >> brian: we look forward to you when you come in to play the giants. i know you guys got one win now. but you got the talent to go to the playoffs and with you as quarterback, everybody has to be optimistic. thank you for joining us. nick seems to like you better than he does me. [ laughter ] >> football. >> brian: that's the connection. >> good luck, man. >> brian: why don't you tell us what's coming up next? >> just weeks after four americans were held in benghazi, security official at the u.s.
embassy in yemen shot dead. what is going on? former state department official, liz cheney, standing by next. >> brian: but first, on this day in 1964 -- "do wop diddy" was the number within song. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8.
motorcycle. yemeni officials say the attack has the hallmarks of al-qaeda, but no one is taking responsibility as of yet. he had worked for the u.s. embassy for nearly 20 years. we're following that story. >> gretchen: here is fox news contributor, liz cheney to weigh in on that and so much more. good to see you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: what do you make of this? another assassination. >> i any what it shows very clearly is we were seeing al-qaeda in north africa and arabian peninsula and it is something that's happening that's very much contrary to the administration's preferred narrative. they would prefer for the american people to believe that with the killing of bin laden, the threat from al-qaeda is diminished, the president says every single day multiple times on the campaign trail that al-qaeda is in retreat. not true. al-qaeda is ascendent and they have been looking the other way wanting the american people to believe what is happening is the result of the video when we know clearly it wasn't.
>> steve: although that was the story that the administration was pushing early on, even though 24 hours after the attack, the terrorist attack, intel community knew it was probably an al-qaeda affiliate, perhaps like the thing over in yemen right now. and yet, the story that we heard the front people doing, like susan rice and hillary clinton and the president, it was the video. it was the video. so far who is collateral damage? susan rice looks bad and hillary clinton was ultimately responsible for the security there. >> right. one of the things that was interesting that we learned yesterday was charlene lamb, the diplomatic security official, saying she followed the attack really moment by moment. so she knew there was no mob outside of the consulate. she knew that they had heavy armor. she knew this was a terrorist attack. i am still waiting for secretary clinton to have to answer these questions. she needs to be under oath. there has been a lot of coverage about the fact that the president skipped his in person daily intel brief. i'd like to know what secretary clinton's record on that. she's personally responsible
fort security of those diplomats. we need to understand, did she make these decisions and what was her involvement? >> brian: you know what was incredible is that they wouldn't use the word terror. it was almost comical to see these state department lifers refuse to acknowledge the biggest threat to the state department officials around the globe! >> right. it's the cover-up. there is no question. there are two big problems they've got. one is the fact that they denied requests for security and they pulled out the security team before the attack in august. >> brian: despite the protests. >> despite the protests. so they've got the problem of clearly not enough assets at the consulate in libya. secondly, the cover-up afterwards. and the fact that they were out so confidently asserting this was because of a video, which we now know was a lie. it doesn't fit, again, with their narrative. >> gretchen: when did that start? when did the cover-up, in your mind, start? did it start before susan rice went out on the shows? >> well, you clearly had these conflicting reports of within 24
hours, the department of defense designated it internally as a terrorist attack because then you're able to mobilize more resources. but even then you had that quickly, the president, secretary of state saying the video. i mean, secretary clinton, as she was standing next to the coffin with the body of our ambassador and the three other americans who had been killed, as she was standing next to those coffins, she said, you know, horrific video. now, that's just shameful. we know it's not true. so i know it's an election season and i know that the white house will attempt to stall, but i really commend what is happening on the hill and i hope congress will continue to push on this. >> steve: i bet it's a topic at the vice presidential debate, which is something you know a little about. >> i imagine it will be. >> steve: liz cheney, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> brian: i'll see you only radio a little later. >> gretchen: coming up, usually something you don't have to worry about until you get much older. now a deadly medical trend affecting more and more young
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. today is thursday, october 11. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing part of your important political day with us today. let me tell you what's happening. we have a fox news alert. one day after a fire storm of criticism of the administration's handling of the attack in benghazi, there is word a security official at the u.s. embassy in yemen has also been shot dead. we will have full analysis on today's show. >> steve: can joe biden bring the president back after his dismal debate performance last week? and can paul ryan shine on his biggest stage yet? we preview the one and only vp
debate tonight. >> brian: plus, president obama speak out for the first time since the debate flop and says the american people know what he's fighting for. but do they actually? has he outlined what he wants to happen in the next four years? "fox & friends" will and it because we start right now. >> you're watching "fox & friends." that's the great way to begin your day. >> steve: tonight is kind of like a title bout. so it's appropriate that you got don king ringing us in at the 8:00 o'clock hour. >> gretchen: i don't know if it's going to be fisticuffs. >> brian: verbal, perhaps. because joe biden prides himself on his direct talk, which often -- >> steve: he's just joe from scranton. >> brian: right. when it comes to the budget, that's where he'll be live. by the way, notice the table. it won't be podiums. they'll be sitting around the table. it's the same place that joe lieberman and dick cheney sparred. >> steve: we got that from his daughter. >> brian: i was going to say unnamed source.
>> steve: we've got a named source who is live on the ground in danville, kentucky right now, steve brown. he's got a preview. steven? >> i certainly do. we have at least half of the participants already in ken condition. the republican nominee, paul ryan, arrived yesterday afternoon. we are told his debate preparation has included watching the previous debate that joe biden was involved with as a vice presidential nominee, the 2008 debate with him and then republican nominee sarah palin. also watching some of joe biden's appearances on the sunday morning talk shows to kind of get an idea of how he operates in those kind of live formats. biden himself will not be arriving here in kentucky until sometime around the noon hour eastern time. we have had very little word about what his debate preps are like, other than he's been engaged in them. paul ryan does believe, however, in this scenario, based on experience, that biden has the upper hand.
>> joe biden has been on the stage many times. this is my first time. so sure, it's a nervous situation because joe biden is one of the most experienced debaters we have in modern politics, but the achille's heel he has is president obama's record. >> george needs to be -- joe needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker, but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> as brian pointed out, this is going to be a different debate format than some you may have seen where there is a bunch of different panelists asking questions. this will be a one on two. it will be martha readyitz asking the question. there has been some issue made of her wedding back in the early '90s being attended by then future senator and president barak obama. that marriage ended in divorce years later. reached out to the campaigns yesterday and asked whether or
not this was going to be an issue in terms of impartiality or beliefs in that. both campaigns waived off on it. in terms of the polling numbers, we've seen a lot on presidential candidates, but very little on vice presidential. we do have some to share. joe biden in the negative on the split by three percentage points. paul ryan, plus ten. that might have a lot to do that he's relatively new on the national scene and 16% you see there really can't rate him 'cause they don't know enough about him. paul ryan may do something about that tonight with a national television audience, which will have to compete, and i know this breaks brian's heart, with the yankees-orioles game on television. we know brian is a dedicated political watcher, so he will actually turn off the orioles- yankees game, all of the vice presidential debate. and then all of the breakdown after on fox. so he's going to have to, like, dvr his yankee game.
>> brian: i don't want to question your journalistic integrity, but what source are you using to say i'm going to be choosing? i'm only kidding. of course i'm choosing the debate. i trust your sources. also a football game is tonight. >> gretchen: there is a lot to choose from, but lots will be watching the debate. thanks, steve brown. speak of debates, there is another presidential debate coming up after the vice presidential one tonight. it's going to be next tuesday night in long island. yesterday president obama gave his first interview since after the national interview -- national interview since the debate. one of the excuses that came out yesterday was he said he was too polite in that first debate. i wonder what the altitude is going to be also in long island because al gore might have to come up with something else coming up for next tuesday. but the president says that debate performance should not change the minds of the people who are supporting him because he remains consistent on the issues. >> one thing that i think
people -- republicans as well as democrats can say, is that there has been consistency with me from the time i started running for president to today and there will be consistency all the way through the next four years of my presidency. people will know where i stand, what i believe, what i'm fighting for. >> with all due respect, they're changing their story on everything. they're changing their story on libya bit hour. they're changing their story on why he lost the debate. they're changing their story on what's going on in america. >> brian: two things i find interesting about this portion under four weeks to go until the election, number one, democrats, including some advisors to bill clinton, are shocked that the emphasis on the reelection campaign for president obama has been focusing on big bird. staggered that they're walking away and continue to bring this up day after day. number two, if the president wants to act tough, debate experts say you don't do it in the town hall format. one of the best things president
obama has going for him is that people like him. if he comes off nasty and domineering, he could lose a lot of those people who finally got to know governor romney. those are not my words. karl rove said this. >> steve: absolutely. it will be interesting to see which joe biden shows up tonight. the democrats are really counting on joe biden to get up to the plate and hit it out of the park, if that is possible given the fact the president did so badly last week. the republicans are hoping for two in a row with a win by paul ryan who, keep in mind, the thing about joe biden, we have not seen him in a major tv venue since that "meet the press" event four, five, six months ago when he said he was in favor of same sex marriage. joe has been off the stage until tonight. it's going to be a big one. >> gretchen: fox news alert for you. new breaking details emerge being a security official at our embassy in yemen who has been shot dead. greg palkot live with the very latest. what can you tell us? >> we've been working our
contacts on the ground in yemen. the yemeni government, according to officials there, working under the assumption that this is an al-qaeda hit. the al-qaeda and arabian peninsula chapter in yemen. one of the more deadly, one of the more dangerous chapters of al-qaeda. what happened was as yemeni national, who has worked, i am told, at the u.s. embassy for at least ten years, was leaving his home in a suburb of sanna, the capital of yemen. and then a motorcycle drove up with two masked men on that motorcycle and shot and killed this yemeni national. this is a style of attack well-known in recent months by the militants in this country as they react to a big crackdown on al-qaeda by the government. we are told he held various functions at the embassy. it's been said that he was the head of security. we're told that's not the case, but he could have headed up teams of security officials at
the embassy. we're also told that again, he might be seeing this, according to a government official i was speaking to, as an easy target. that's his words, easy, a soft target for the militants to go after the united states because the united states has been playing a very high profile role working with the yemeni government to attack al-qaeda. that is they have been providing drone aircraft for strikes against militants. they've been providing intelligence and they've been providing training for the yemeni government. so if the militants were upset about the u.s. role, this might have been one way that they could go after the u.s. government. that's a hypothesis being put out, however, by the yemeni government. back to you. >> brian: didn't the package bombs come from yemen? al-awlaki is from yemen? there is a tremendous fear about what's growing in that country in particular. correct? >> it's an important chapter. we've been following anwar
al-awlaki, the famous internet, now deceased internet militant that we've been reporting on for several years now. yeah. it's an important chapter and it's an unsettled country. again, let's remember what happened at the u.s. embassy in sanaa, last month another violent protests and in one protest, the protesters breached the walls of the embassy. no americans were hurt or killed, but that breach was another serious security lapse on one side or the other. either the u.s. embassy or the yemeni government who did not supply enough security for the americans. yeah, dangerous place. >> steve: thank you very much. it is clear despite what the administration is saying, al-qaeda is growing. we had mr. wood yesterday say that in the testimony on capitol hill. and then we had lara logan last week in chicago saying despite the fairy tale that's being put out, it's getting worse.
>> gretchen: now headlines. construction worker rescued overnight from under a five story garage that collapsed on top of him. it happened on the campus of miami-dade college in florida. rescue crews pulled him out of the rubble around 1:00 a.m. this morning. right now he is in critical condition. two other workers were killed and at least eight others hurt. >> i just seen a lot of smoke, the building shaking, and it started collapsing. >> gretchen: the garage was under construction. police say unfortunately, one worker is still missing. in a half hour from now, we'll be hearing from police about the latest in the case of a missing colorado girl. there was a tragic turn of events overnight. police did find a body in a park just a few miles from where jessica ridgeway went missing. local reporters are now saying that it is the ten-year-old girl's body, but police are not yet confirming that. >> at this time, we're unable to make any connection to the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. that crime scene will exist through the evening into
tomorrow morning. >> gretchen: police cleared jessica's parents as suspects. they believe the parents do, that she was kidnapped. army legend, command sergeant major basil plumbly has lost his fight with cancer. the renowned soldier was depicted in the 2002 movie "we were soldiers" as a true warrior who accepted the call to battle. >> prepare to defend yourselves! >> gretchen: he fought in world war ii. the korean war and vietnam. he was awarded a medal for making five parachute jumps into combat. friends said that plumbly never told war stories and was known to hang up on people who called to interview him. he died in hospice care in georgia. he was 92. those are your headlines this morning. >> steve: it's now a dozen minutes after the top of the hour on this busy thursday. trying to get a loan modification for your house and having zero luck? that guy there, bob massi, has got some answers. he's coming up next. >> brian: then, he was labeled a fool, called an idiot, jack
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>> gretchen: welcome back. it's never easy to rebuild your dreams, but fox news legal analyst bob massi is here to help, luckily. he's answering your e-mails today. you do a good job of that. good to see you again. >> thank you. good morning. >> gretchen: so let's take a look at this one from linda in new york. i tried to get a loan modification for the last two years, but was rejected. i just found out the mortgage was sold. does this help or hurt me? >> any time a mortgage is sold
to a new servicer, in other words, a new company that's going to service your loan where you send payments, it's like you have to start all over, gretchen. it's very difficult for homeowners to deal with this, but there are new people on the block. they really don't know necessarily what happened with the last servicer, so even though you've been in this modification for a while, unfortunately, most likely you're going to have to resubmit paperwork and try all over again to get a loan modification. so it can be frustrating for homeowners. it's not unusual. >> gretchen: let's look at this e-mail from kimberly. my parents cosigned a home loan for my sister's home in florida. she was rejected for a loan modification and is now in default. my parents' own home is paid for and they are worried it could be at risk. can my parents transfer my sister's home to me to protect their house? a little complicated. >> no, because bottom line is that because they cosigned for the loan, a lot of times what happens, gretchen, is people get panicked and they start
transferring property, but as long as your name is still on the original note from the mortgage, if you start transferring, all it does is transfer title. it doesn't take your name off the obligation under the note. so bottom line is that is not a good move. you should get some good legal advice, explain to a professional exactly what your circumstances are to see if they can help you out of this jam. but please, don't think because you transfer title it takes your name off the underlying obligation. it does not. very important. >> gretchen: very good advice. now, i know bob you're going to be hitting the road again for "fox & friends." the rebuilding your dreams tour continues. the last one was so successful in florida. so what's the next stop? >> well, fort myers, florida, and names, florida, have been devastated. it's one of the most blighted areas. we're going to go down to the royal palm yacht club in fort myers, florida, november 1. it is free to the public. again, it's from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., november 1. i asked the people to please
register right away because we fill up quick at rebuildingyourdreams at fox news.com. we'll be broadcasting live. i do a three-hour seminar. i have panelists to answer questions. i take them from how we got here to how to rebuild their dreams, how to forget their assets, fix their credit, help them in getting their credit straightened out and basically educating them on the frustrating circumstance of so many people have been in. that's november 1, the royal palm yacht club, fort myers, florida, rebuilding your dreams at fox news.com, register right away. >> gretchen: you helped so many people a couple weeks ago. did you ever do like a head count to figure out how many people showed up? >> we had over 300 people and at 6:00 a.m. in the morning, i got to tell you, that's pretty good. we had a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful turnout. we had no other space to put people. the thing that's wonderful, gretchen, is you don't realize the information we're giving out.
we're very blessed to be able to help people. so many people are frustrated. so many people don't know what to do. a little bit of information goes a long way for people. we're very fortunate to be able to do that. i thank "fox & friends" for allowing know do that. >> gretchen: you explain it in such a good, simplistic way and it's so helpful to so many people. thanks so much. we'll see you next week. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," it's usually something you don't have to worry about until you get much older. now strokes killing young people? and the two contenders tonight, pauline chiou and joe biden. up next, peter johnson, jr. with what each has to do to win. here is the first tip. don't say this. >> you can not go to a 7-11 or dunkin' donuts unless off slight indian accent. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil®.
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>> brian: quick headlines. disturbing trend. new study says more people under the age of 55 are having strokes. they say the cause of the rise in diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. good news, though. experts say those can be changed with diet and exercise. and south carolina's voter i.d. law does not discriminate against minority voters. that's the ruling by three federal judges. it will be implemented for the 2013 elections. steve? >> stand up, chuck, let them see you. god love you. what am i talking about? i tell you what, you make everybody else stand up though, pal. thank you, terry. and thank you, dr. pepper, and thank you, chancellor. dr. paper. i promise you, the president has
a big stick. (bleep). >> steve: vice president joe biden had more than his share of gaffes. will that be a problem tonight as he heads into the debit against paul ryan? here is some advice for both, peter johnson, jr. >> good morning, steve. some of those gaffes are not gaffes. we didn't see one where he talked about sending people back into chains. that was an obvious ploy to attract the african-american votes to the obama. >> steve: that was not a gaffe? >> that was part of a class war thing. let's go to the tail of the tape. let's look at them side by side. joe biden, first of all, in terms of his exercise, mostly lifts weights. we know paul ryan loves that p-90 x workout. they have secret service handles. celtic for joe biden. bow hunter for joe biden. they're both irish american by heritage. first gig for both, life guard for joe biden. and we know, i've heard you talk about it, paul ryan drove the oscar wiener mobile. what they're selling, joe biden
is selling his experience. paul ryan will be selling his energy. what they're hiding? joe biden will be hiding his age at 69, i believe. what paul ryan may be hiding is his youth. now, joe biden's assignment, being romney's -- being robin to obama's batman, is to trash romney the way that obama couldn't and excite the base. at the same time paul ryan needs to keep momentum and be positive. finally, the biden goal, scare the american people. ryan, reassure the american people. we know from pugh and other polls that more people have a favorable opinion of paul ryan than they do of joe biden. he needs to leverage that today. this is his kind of first view with a lot of american people and they need to say okay. he's the guy that we can trust. he's a guy that we can believe in. he's a guy we can have confidence in. joe biden, there is nobody better in this country in
appealing to every particular voting group. >> steve: joe from scranton. >> he will laugh. he may cry. he will say that he has something in common with everybody in this country. at the same time, paul ryan needs to say, listen, joe biden, everybody says you're a foreign policy expert. let's go through the middle east. let's go through north africa. let's talk about what we've done and what prosecute you doing as vice president to help increase jobs in this country? why didn't you go to the jobs council? >> steve: excellent points. tomorrow at this time we'll be talking about their performance. one thing they won't be able to blame is the altitude. i just googled it, 984 feet. so that won't be any problem. >> they're at even ground. they'll be coming in full of oxygen and hopefully not too full of hot air. >> steve: but does -- that's a good one. but does the vice presidential debate really, really matter? is somebody going to pull the lever because of the way one of
these guys acts tonight? >> i think it matters in terms of momentum and in terms of the narrative. it matters in terms of the republican ticket showing to america that they're empathetic, sympathetic, that they have a plan for the future and that the biden-obama plan has failed and that they have no plan for the fewer. i think those are the goals. these are hard goals for any debater, for any vice presidential candidate. the stakes are really, really high. it should be exciting. biden needs to win a knockout blow in order to turn this thing around. s that tough, tough thing for him to do. but he needs to win this thing decisively tonight based on the president's very poor performance. if biden is half decent, he'll wind up embarrassing the president because everyone will say, why was he so good and obama so bad? it's just going to point out defects of the obama first debate. >> steve: peter, while you were just sound biting right there, one of the producers whispered in my ear that apparently when it comes to debate prep,
mr. ryan has had nine, 90-minute workouts. in other words, the length of the debate tonight and his sparring partner was ted olsen. >> he worked out to the p 90 x's? biden has been debating 47 years! >> steve: they're ready. >> they are ready. >> steve: nicely done. >> tomorrow we'll let you know thousand went. >> steve: the other tail of the tape. the economic tape, big economic news breaking, weekly jobless numbers are out. we'll bring them to you live. then we'll talk to an executive who makes the hiring decisions for thousands of manufacturing workers right here at home. plus, remember the gsa official who spent your cash on a hot tub in vegas? we just found out the government spent a million bucks on stuff like yoyos go! here it comes! right in the numbers.
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>> brian: fox business alert. the labor department just releasing brand-new weekly jobless numbers. you ready? 339,000 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week. that's down from the week before and less than expected. so slightly better news. >> gretchen: here to react to the numbers is pete selleck, chairman and president of
michelin north america. feel like i've known you forever 'cause you asked me to call you pete. good to see you. what do you make of these numbers, down from 367 to 339. good news for the obama administration. >> very clearly we're still concerned about employment in this country. we're not where we need to be. there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty. we've announced a major project in north america. we're investing $750 million to expand an existing earth mover tire plant and build a new one. a lot of companies are sitting on the side lines now because they just don't know what the tax rates are going to be next year or what the economic situation is going to be. >> brian: the money is there. you also believe people aren't investing. >> exactly right. i think they know -- we had the big opportunity because we've large advantage in our technology. there's a tremendous demand for these earth mover tires. these are tires that go on mining and construction equipment. we trial are building a plant and expand ago plant in south carolina, 80% of what we make in earth mover tire capacity there is exported outside of the united states. >> steve: so if you're building earth mover tires and
caterpillar tires, you're optimistic about the future. but when you look at the number of people who have unfortunately dropped out of the job market, it's heart breaking that so many people have been unable to find jobs in the last four years. >> it is. it is. and we look at it, looking at the 22,000 people that we employee in north america today, during 2012, we're hiring 1500 people. 500 people for these new projects and about 1,000 to replace attrition in our company. the average tenure of our 22,000 pleas is 24 years. so a lot of them are getting near the end of their career. >> steve: how is the obamacare, as it's been called, impacting your company, because you were talking about the great uncertainty facing a lot of businesses, in particular small businesses have been impacted greatly. how is it impacting you at michelin? >> health care costs are a major problem for any corporation running in north america and in the united states. it's called the affordable care act. we're looking for the affordable
part. we don't see a slow down in inflation. >> steve: 'cause prices are going up? >> they're going up still at an alarming rate. >> gretchen: the interesting question i have is that if you say that you're creating more of these tires, then are we to believe that construction will be on the comeback in america, too? n as i said, 80% of what we're going to be manufacturing in these two plants making earth mover tires in south carolina, 80% will be exported. so we're looking at the growth in canada, at the growth of mining in south america and australia, which is primarily for the emerging markets. even if there is a world wide slow down, which could occur, dollar lot of the mining companies looking to use them to put on larger products. we saw no slow down at all during 2008 or 2009. >> brian: as a manufacturer, i know about the certainty. but what would you like to see when the certainty comes in? what would you like to see happen to be able to keep more manufacturing here? >> very clearly, the biggest threat facing michelin, facing any company right now is this
uncertainty. we have about a 12 month window -- >> brian: would you like to see corporate tax cut? >> that's all part of it. the biggest threat beyond that is the fiscal imbalance we have today. the fact we're taking in $2.5 trillion of revenue and spending 3.7. your families can't sustain that. our businesses can't sustain that. the government can't sustain that. the new president, whoever is elected, is going to get in there on the 21st of january and face this with a new congress. they'll have to deal with it. they can't do like they did last year. they can't continue to kick it down the road. it will hurt. it's going to require sacrifice on the part of corporations, on the part of individuals. but the remarkable thing about this is despite the sacrifice it will require, if we are successful in doing that, will put this country on a brand-new trajectory for the next ten years. >> brian: you just need to see a path. >> it's the trajectory. it's making the decision so gradually we can get everything rebalanced and start moving forward. that's what the financial markets are looking for.
if the financial markets are not satisfied with the solution that comes forward, interest rates are going to shoot up. with $16 trillion in debt, the economy will completely plunge. >> steve: you don't look anything like the michelin man, but you are the guy who heads up michelin north america. pete, thank you for joining us live today. >> thanks for having me. >> brian: if i need earth mover tires, i'm going to use your name when i go into the shop. >> no prop (let's get to more headlines. fox news alert. a live look now. this is westminster, colorado. that's where police are getting ready to release more information in the case of a missing ten-year-old girl. the press conference expected to start at 8:45 a.m. eastern time. overnight police found a body in a park just a few miles where jessica ridgeway vanished. police cleared jessica's parents as suspects, saying they believe she was abducted. >> steve: listen up, before you take a bite into your breakfast
later this morning or this morning, or right now, kelloggs is recalling 2.8 million packages of mini wheats, bite size cereal because piece of metal may have gotten inside during the manufacturing process. the recall affects both frosted and unfrosted mini wheats. to find out if your cereal is recalled, look for the letters kbap or fk in the best before date area. there are no reports of anybody getting hurt at this point. >> brian: lance armstrong not only used illegal steroids to win the tour defrance many times, a stunning new report says he used his teammates and threatened to fire them if they refused to tate drugs. the report from the u.s. anti-doping agency reveals 26 people testified against him, including 11 of his teammates. his attorney says hatchet job. >> i think what people generally need to remember when they look at this report is that this
outcome was predetermined months if not years ago. >> brian: arpstrong banned from cycling for life. >> gretchen: federal government has spent more than a million dollars on souvenirs. government watchdog group found federal agencies racked up big bucks on trophies and yoyos during the course of the obama administration. the biggest spender? the department of interior fish and wildlife service. it spent more than $86,000 on promotional items between 2009 and 2012. >> steve: talk about yoyos. switching gears, extreme weather alert. strong thunderstorms possible across mississippi, northern arkansas, and oklahoma. also southern kansas today. large hail, gusty winds are the biggest concern and they're going to be a concern today right into tomorrow, the threat increases on friday. that's a quick look at your fox travelcast for this busy thursday.
>> brian: just weeks after four americans were killed in benghazi, a security official at the u.s. embassy in yemen shot dead. that's how we started the show. michael hayden, general michael hayden here live with his reaction. >> gretchen: want the secret to a fabulous life? for nancy o'dell, it's about keeping her memories alive. she'll explain how when she joins us live.
al-qaeda is behind the attack. this comes one day after lawmakers on capitol hill pressed for answers on the terrorist attack in libya which happened one month ago. while we were told it was a spontaneous protest. former nsa director, general michael hayden here with his reaction. first off, you just told me, always great to see you. you just told me you heard a lot of the testimony yesterday. do you believe that we're seeing a cover-up to the actual terrorist attack that killed four americans? >> brian, i wouldn't use the word cover-up. there has certainly been inconsistency. let's assume those first intelligence reports, we now know them to be wrong -- said this was spontaneous and video related. and i assume the administration grabbed that thing like my grandkids grab a teddy bear because it was a convenient story for their broader political narrative. but underneath that political story, i think the intelligence begins to change rather quickly. so the real question is, why
does the public position of the administration continue with the original story even though you've got these other string of information cop not guilty challenging the original premise. >> brian: here is what reporter said who had your job as c.i.a. director. it's not conceivable that the oval office did not know what was going on which begs the question, why was the hoax about the video fed out and why was ambassador rice hung out to dry? your reaction? >> here is how i look at it, brian. you recall that 2003 national intelligence estimate iraq weapons of mass destruction were, we got it wrong. we had significant trade craft improvements after that event. what we did was to make sure that when we talked to an intelligence consumer, we gave him or her confidence levels as to how much we believe in our assessment and secondly, we took an oath that we would give that client conflicting views within
the intelligence community. so i wonder what it was that was presented to the administration even in those early hours. what were the confidence levels that it was spontaneous and video related and did we indeed include those early conflicting views that an attack of this nature, complex, synchronized, sequential, could have been from a jihaddist flash mob? >> brian: you don't honestly believe from what we knew that it could have been a spontaneous attack when you were getting reports play by play, out of benghazi showing that this was a coordinated attack that lasted for hours? >> well, i have to admit, i watched the testimony yesterday and colonel wood and mr. nordstrom, the regional security officer, i mean, their instincts almost immediately were organized preplanned and could almost identify the group. i must admit, brian, in my own instincts, and again, not fact based and i'm not seeing streams of reporting, but my own instincts with an attack of that
nature in that town, benghazi, when we know the character of the people there and the islamist fundamentalists that live there, my initial instinct, my default option was this was truly a terrorist attack and not this kind of spontaneous reaction to the video. you know, there may have been some suggestions in the early streams that it was somehow connected to cairo. but again, i would not have gone out with that estimate with any level of confidence. >> brian: if you found an bamdor saying that, you would have had your eyebrows raised and eric nordstrom is trying to get additional security the whole time. in the hierarchy, the secretary of state whose office rejected requests to keep security personnel in the country, is she culpable? does she have to answer questions, in your mind? >> i'm not in a position to judge the secretary of state, who frankly, brian, i think has been more candid than some with
regard to the nature of the attack. and look, i've been in those hearings. i've had those kinds of questions pushed on me. it's difficult to answer and i know what seems obvious now, but i had a bit of sympathy with secretary lamb and my good friend, pat kennedy, trying to answer those questions yesterday. but again -- >> brian: i don't. it didn't seem like they were being candid, general. they should have just said some of the things they were saying given to briefers. if they said that and let the answers lie. there is something else that you want to bring up. you're doing something special for our troops. >> right. we were just talking about intelligence and how difficult it is with that vast quantity of information out there, getting the right information to the right people at the right time. well, we're doing that now for military families. 3 million people comprise our military family community. the national military family association has come out with a new app. my military life, which you can
download from your app store on iphone or android. it gives you access to information, information that you can personalize to your particular circumstances and needs in life, deployment, separation from the service, spouse education. i think it's a wonderful step forward and it's a great tool to give these families who live an awful lot of their life under stress and peculiar circumstances more help than would otherwise be available to them. >> brian: the general still giving back. thanks so much. we know a lot of military people watch and we hope they all get that app. thanks, general. >> thanks. >> brian: up next, want the secret to a fabulous life? nancy he o'dell says it's simple. keep your memories alive. if my memory serves me correct, bill hemmer comes on the show right now to talk about his show. am i right? >> you're always right. >> brian: sometimes. >> sometimes. brian, breaking news on the economy. also a critical question on libya. why is the mother of one of
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>> gretchen: stacy dash was slammed on twitter for supporting mitt romney. is this because hollywood celebrities are more likely to be outspoken liberals or does the color of her skin have anything to do with it? >> brian: our next guest has been interviewing celebrities for the past 20 years. now she's with entertainment tonight. the host and welcome back, nancy o'dell. >> always good to see you. >> steve: how are you? >> doing great. >> brian: can you shed some light on the situation? i know she spoke for the first time, stacy dash, and twitter.
sometimes it can be vicious. are you surprised? >> how vicious the twitter is? no. because i think it in general can be vicious every now and then. i think that yeah, celebrities in general are expected to be liberal. they just kind of are. and i don't know if it has to do with l.a. because it tends to be liberal. so i think it surprised a lot of people. >> steve: she just said, i'm going to vote for mitt romney. that's essentially all she said. >> bottom line, in weather it comes -- what it comes down to, when you say who you're voting for, you're going to be criticized by the other side. who wins in the end. >> gretchen: this was different only because she was african-american and there is sort of this feeling out there that african-american celebrities all endorse barak obama. >> well, i'm sure that has something to do with it. it's like hey, when you do something like that, look at the publicity she's getting. i'm not saying that's why she did it. but it's like we're talking
about it and you wouldn't normally be talk being it. i know george clooney says he doesn't speak out a lot. you see him supporting obama, but he doesn't speak a lot because he know he can set it up for discussion. >> steve: he was speaking her mind and the backlash has been incredible. you've been here talking scrap books. we want to talk more about how you can make your memories last longer. adds we roll on live from new york city in two minutes
>> steve: what life she's had. nancy o'dell from entertainment tonight. it's tom hanks and julia roberts. this new book kind of reminds me of pinterest. >> that's a very good point because that's kind of what it is. you put it in your purse and this is places you pin things about what's important in life. if you see a quote, it's very important to you and you want to remember that, like i have the serenity prayer that i carry around. if you see a pair of jeans you want to get, you put it in here. there's a sticker, you don't forget about it. >> steve: what a good idea. >> if you want to write about it in an album later, you put it in